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Nationwide Preliminary Injunction of Contractor Vaccine Mandate Remains Intact—For Now

USA - September 20 2022 Last Friday, the Federal Government filed a status report with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, identifying both its…

Companies Selling Software to the U.S. Government Soon Must Attest to Compliance with NIST Guidance on Software Supply Chain Security

USA - September 20 2022 Software companies that sell commercial software products to federal agencies soon must begin attesting to their compliance with guidance designed to…

DOD Issues Guidance in Advance of Possible Failure to Reauthorize the SBIR/STTR Program

USA - September 19 2022 As of this posting, Congress has not yet reauthorized the popular Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer…

August 2022 Bid Protest Roundup: Affiliate Experience, JV Registration

USA - September 12 2022 In this month’s bid protest roundup, we consider: (1) an exception to the normal rule governing reliance on affiliate experience and past performance…

CHIPS and Science Act makes available billions of dollars for the United States science and technology sectors

USA - August 29 2022 Infusing billions of dollars into the U.S. semiconductor industry and appropriating billions more for scientific research and development, what is…

“I get by with a little help from my friends”: Relying on affiliate past performance and experience

USA - August 22 2022 For evaluation purposes in a federal procurement, may an offeror rely upon the past performance and experience of its affiliates? The answer…

Another piece to the puzzle: Court of federal claims has jurisdiction over bid protest where the disputed other transaction could lead to a follow-on production contract

USA - August 16 2022 There has been significant uncertainty as to where a company can protest an Other Transaction (“OT”) award. As we previously reported, cases such as…

July 2022 Bid protest roundup: Standing, delivery orders, conflicts

USA - August 12 2022 This month’s bid protest round up focuses on three recent decisions from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office…

New small business regulation: Reliance on past performance gained as a subcontractor or joint venture member

USA - July 26 2022 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently promulgated a final rule addressing past performance ratings for small business Joint Venture…

EO 14055 Proposed Rules Require Successor Contractors to Once Again Offer First Right of Refusal to Predecessor Workers

USA - July 18 2022 On July 15, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a 160-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement Executive Order (EO)…